The Physics Room – office

The Physics Room is a contemporary art space dedicated to developing and promoting contemporary art and critical discourse in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Its gallery space is now located next to Christchurch Art Gallery’s Design Shop on Worcester Boulevard, with the management team located across the road in the Arts Centre’s Registry building 

The Physics Room’s Library

Based in central Christchurch since 1996, The Physics Room is a charitable trust that:

  • assists art practitioners with resources and opportunities to achieve a higher level of professional and creative development
  • encourages a greater acknowledgement, understanding and value of contemporary art among New Zealanders
  • actively seeks links between the arts and other areas of cultural production
  • involves art as a contributing voice in wider intellectual, social and political debate.

Office opening hours and location

Gallery opening hours and location

Contact details

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Upcoming Events

The Arts Centre Mākete

Every Sunday

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Great Hall Lunchtime Concert Series

25 February - 25 November 2019

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Fantastic Feasts

6 April 2019 - 23 February 2020

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Ko Au – Alix Ashworth

4 October - 25 November 2019

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Season of the Witch Film Festival

5 - 31 October 2019

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SCAPE Season 2019 at The Arts Centre

5 October - 16 November 2019

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Beca Christchurch Heritage Festival at The Arts Centre

11 - 27 October 2019

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Ōtautahi on Film

13 & 20 October 2019

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Viewpoint/Tirohanga – The Shoebox Collection

14 - 27 October 2019

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He Whare, He Taiao… Kia Matapopore..!

15 October 2019

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142 years of Unfolding History

16 October 2019

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The story of Professor Francis Haslam

18 October 2019

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Architectural Encounters – Designing Colonial Canterbury

23 October 2019

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Hugh Stewart’s Odyssey

24 October 2019

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FoUND: Festival of the (Un)Dead at The Arts Centre

25 October 2019

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Nosferatu – A Symphony of Horror

25 October 2019

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show singalong

25 October 2019

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Silversmiths’ Guild of Canterbury annual exhibition

28 October - 3 November 2019

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Ancient Greece in Māori Literature

6 November 2019

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He Hōia Ahau – I Am Soldier

2 - 16 November 2019

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